£10.4m for Prescot Watch Factory Development

By on Monday, July 29, 2013

tinlings_developmentA residential development on the site of the former Prescot Watch Factory has received £10.4 million in funding from the Department of Health.

More than 70 new homes will be built on the site, which once also housed Pals Barracks and later Tinlings printers.

They include extra care apartments and bungalows to enable people such as the elderly and disabled to live independently.

The distinctive factory building facing Albany Road will remain and be restored, as it’s a listed building.

The rest of the land, stretching to Oliver Lyme Road and St James’ Road, will be totally cleared and rebuilt.

The DoH funding announced last week includes money from Knowsley Council and Knowsley Housing Trust.

Below: (Top) aerial view of the Prescot Watch Factory site as it is today; (middle) plan of development; (bottom) digital image showing how the finished development will look.




Images: Formroom Architects




  1. Pauline Finn

    Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    How things change I use to work at tinlings started there in 1951 sounds good what they are planning to do

    • Carol Harding

      Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Lets see if prescot pensioners get a look ln

  2. Keith Sloane

    Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I was an apprentice Compositor at Tinlings in the 60s, lots of good memories from those times.

  3. Marie Williams

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Who can apply for these? I would like to give my house up. It is not Council. I cannot afford McCarthy and Stone Prices.

  4. janet gibson

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Are there any of these properties available to view?

  5. janet gibson

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Are there any of the properties available to view?

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